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Bruise Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • an injury that doesn''t break the skin but results in some discoloration
  • damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure; "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"
  • break up into small pieces for food preparation; "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"
  • injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of; "I bruised my knee"
  • hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

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Bruise Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A bruise, also called a contusion or an ecchymosis, is a visible bluish or purplish mark or patch appearing beneath the surface of the skin, resulting from blood that leaked out of the deeper layers of the tissues.

Bruises often cause pain but are normally not dangerous. Sometimes bruises can be serious and lead to other more life-threatening forms of hematoma, or they can be associated with serious injuries such as fractures and internal bleeding. Minor bruises may be easily recognized, in people with light skin color, by their characteristic blue or purple appearance (idiomatically described as "black and blue") in the days following the injury.

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* A torn jacket is soon mended but hard words bruise the heart of a child. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

* A gentle word is never lost...It cheers the heart when sorrow-tossed, And lulls the cares that bruise it. - Hastings

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